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Old 12-22-2008, 08:28 AM   #2
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Re: Post your Bean recipes!

you asked for it. Tossing in some related legume recipes at the end.


Chili

6 cups water
3 cups dry small red beans, soak and rinse
10 roma tomatoes, pureed OR 1 28oz can crushed tomatoes
1 yellow onion, diced
5-6 cloves garlic, minced or crushed
1 TB celtic sea salt
2 tsp onion powder
2 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp cummin

in large pot or crockpot cook beans in water until tender, add remaining ingredients and simmer (1 hour on stovetop, 2-3 hours in crock pot).

options:

add 2-3 diced carrots
add 1 diced bell pepper
add 1 eggplant, diced
use 1/2 black beans instead all red
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Blonde Chili

3 cups dry great northern and navy beans, cook and drain.
2 large yellow tomatoes, cut in wedges
1 TB fine celtic sea salt
1 TB ground cumin
1 TB onion powder
1 TB garlic powder
2 C water
1 sweet yellow onion, diced (set aside 1/4 C)

Combine tomatoes, salt and seasonings in blender and mix until smooth. Combine beans, tomato mixture, water and most of onion in large crock pot. Cook on low for 3-4 hour or until thickened. Sprinkle remaining 1/4 C diced raw onions over top of chili when serving.

Alternative: Combine in 8 quart stock pot and simmer, stirring occasionally, until thickened.
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Easy Vegetable Soup

4 C water
2 C frozen corn
2 C frozen peas
2 C frozen green beans
1 28 oz can crushed tomatoes (or 3 1/2 cups fresh tomatoes, blended)
2 cans black beans or navy beans, drained and rinsed (or 3 cups cooked & drained)
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 TB celtic sea salt (or to taste)

Combine and simmer until vegetables are at desired texture. (1-2 hours on low in crock pot)
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Great South of the Border Beans!

4 cups dry beans (black, pinto or small red), soaked overnight
10-12 cups water (depending on how thick you like your beans)
1 yellow onion, diced
6-8 cloves garlic, minced/crushed
1-2 TB celtic sea salt (more or less to taste)
1/2 TB cumin
1/2 TB onion powder
1 tsp garlic powder
3-4 roma tomatoes, diced/blended

In large pot, combine beans, water and salt, slow boil until nearly tender. Add onion, garlic and spices, boil until tender. Add tomatoes and simmer until desired taste/texture.

optional: add 1 capsule probiotics halfway through cooking and when fully cooked and cooling. This helps decrease the gas from the beans.
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Sweet Beans

3 cups dry navy beans, soaked overnight
6-8 cups water, depending on desired texture and needs
1/2 cup sorghum, maple syrup or brown type sugar
1/2 cup crushed tomatoes (or blended fresh)
1 Tb celtic sea salt
1 tsp onion powder

Combine beans, water and salt, bring to slow boil and cook until tender. Add sweetener, tomatoes and onion powder, simmer until desired texture.
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Barley Lentil Soup

8-10 cups water (more or less per texture you prefer)
2 cups pearled barley
2 cups lentils (we use baby french)
1 whole yellow onion, finely chopped
3-4 cloves garlic, crushed/minced
2 carrots, finely diced
3-4 fresh roma tomatoes, finely chopped or coarsely blended
1 TB celtic sea salt (we use coarse for this)
2 tsp basil
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp garlic powder

In stock pot, boil lentils 15-20 minutes, drain. In crock pot (high) or large stock pot, combine all ingredients but tomatoes and simmer until barley and lentils are tender (1-1.5 hours on stove, 2-3 hours in crock pot). Add salt as needed to taste.
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Red Lentil Soup

6 cups water
3 cups blended tomatoes (or 1 large can crushed tomatoes)
2 cups red lentils (dry)
1 onion, diced
4 cloves garlic, minced (to taste)
2 TB extra virgin olive oil
2 tsp celtic sea salt (to taste)

Sautee onion and garlic in olive oil in bottom of large soup pot, until onions start to turn clear. Add remaining ingredients and simmer until lentil are very tender. 2-3 hours in crock pot.

optional: for authentic daal sautee 2-3 dried red peppers with the onions and leave in for cooking.
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Split Pea Soup

8-10 cups water
3 cups dry split peas (green or yellow)
1lb mixed frozen veggies
1 TB celtic sea salt
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp celery flakes

Combine water and split peas and cook until tender, add vegetables and seasoning and simmer until desired texture is achieved. In crock pot combine at one time and cook 3-4 hours.

optional: add 1/2 tsp liquid smoke for smoked-ham flavor.
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